Cobra Hyde's Club Community
At Cobra Hyde we are very proud to think of ourselves as a community of friends, with a one family ethos. Below you will see some of the things that contribute to our club community and how we try to uphold this unique ethic.
Summer and Christmas Picture Competition
At Cobra Hyde we host an annual summer picture competition. This is to encourage everyone involved with the club to keep motivated over the summer holiday period. We also host the same competition at Christmas time.
Getting involved is really easy. Simply take a picture of something related to the club or martial arts over the summer holidays or over the Christmas period and send it to the clubs Head Instructor. He will then publish each picture on his Facebook page. An independent person will then choose the winning picture at the end of the holidays.
The winner and runner up will both receive a personalised engraved medal. With a maximum of three entries per person there is plenty of opportunities to enter the picture you want.
The summer competition opens at the start of the summer holidays and closes at ten pm on the final Sunday before schools go back. At Christmas entries can be submitted from the 1st December with the closing date at midnight on New Years Eve.
We encourage club members, parents, private students, Children and Adults to all take part. We find this a fantastic way of keeping everyone motivated over periods of the year that can be very disruptive for consistent training. It’s also great fun and the more people that take part the better. Parents are encouraged to enter pictures of themselves too, so as to keep the clubs ‘one family ethic’ strong and at the forefront of everything we do.
Entries can range anything from a picture of you practicing in the garden, to wearing club clothing abroad or out shopping, or simply reading a martial arts book at home or putting up Christmas decorations. The possibilities are endless, so please be inventive and original. Each year the winning picture will then be put on the clubs website where it will remain as a permanent fixture with details of the winning person accompanying it.
Summer and christmas picture competition winners:
>>> 2018 <<<
2018 Summer Winner: Brook Whyatt.
Location of Picture: Kos, Greece.
Date Taken: 16 August 2018.
2018 Christmas Winner: Charlie and Mia Faulkner.
Location of Picture: During the clubs Christmas Party.
Date Taken: 14th December 2018
2019 Summer Winner: Zahra and Amaya Bradley.
Location of Picture: Chester Zoo.
Date Taken: 3rd August 2019.
2019 Summer Runner up: Mia Faulkner.
Location of Picture: Torquay.
Date Taken: 27th July 2019.
2019 Christmas Winner: Group photo of everyone who attended this years Christmas party.
Location of Picture: At the club.
Date Taken: 13th December 2019.
>>> 2020 <<<
2020 Christmas Winner: The club Christmas tree as decorated by our younger students.
Location of Picture: At The Club.
Date Taken: 18th December 2020.
Other Events and Seasonal Activities
"COBRA HYDE: A FAMILY, NOT A FACTORY"
During The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020/2021
During the difficult times of the Coronavirus pandemic, Cobra Hyde has introduced measures to help keep students and their families motivated, active and healthy throughout.
We ecourage ALL students to continue working hard at their Martial Arts during the 'lockdown' period, until we can safely re-open the club. With this in mind, we have introduced the above four awards.
These will be awarded at the discretion of the clubs head instructor. When a student trains at home, if they are able to send evidence to the head instructor, he will then decide which (if any) certificate the student has earned. This does not however, just have to be for training in Martial Arts. For example, a student may earn an award for helping or teaching a family member with their training, or even by helping out in the wider community. However, as with all certificates at Cobra Hyde, these will not be handed out lightly, so we must insist on evidence in any case.
We also ask that anyone who thinks they know someone who deserves an award, to also please get in touch and discuss this with the head instructor asap. Again the list of ways to earn these certificates is endless and their is no limit to the amount a single student can earn, up to and including the Gold Award, for example, a student could earn five of each certificate if it is warranted.
All certificates will be emailed directly to the student once earned, so they can print them off, fill them in at home and then add them to their portfolio's or put them out proudly on display.
However, to earn a Platinum Certificate, a student must go above and beyond. If you feel someone has done this, again please get in touch asap. Any Platinum certificates awarded will be sent with the students name and the date of the award pre loaded on to the certificate template. Different to the other three awards thoguh ,students can ONLY earn ONE platinum certificate, so they must be exceptional circumstances to achieve one.
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We have also set up an online 'Home training' page on Facebook. Each week, the clubs head instructor will add new material for everyone to try at home. Sessions will include:
- Warming up and stretching.
- Standard Techniques from all syllabus'.
- Techniques adapted and made suitable to be safer to practice at home.
- An introduction to the Cobra Self-Defence 'Bully aware' workshop.
- An introduction to the Cobra Self-Defence 'Self-protection' workshop.
- An introduction to 'Public Self-Defence for adults.
- An introduction to 'Public Self-Defence for Children.
- General fitness exercises.
- Various Martial Arts techniques and combinations to keep students focused on their grades.